Ross is talking in small sentences. If Alex tells me he wants a certain TV show, Ross screams back, "I want Gabba!" Coincidentally, Ross's birthday party theme will be Yo Gabba Gabba.
Ross has some phrases for things:
bop-pop=lollipop or popsicle
hole me dadas= hold me ANYONE
ew poo poo=poop
he has a name for Oreo but I can't recall it
And he couples those phrases with "I want".
If you can't understand him he walks over to you, grabs your hand or clothes, and attempts to pull you off of whatever you're sitting on and bring you to what he wants. It's oh-so-cute, yet equally annoying.
Alex is getting so big. As a first grade teacher, I can't believe that in 2 years he's going to be reading. It's crazy. Alex has already started to spell words from memory. He can spell Daddy and Mommy. Most recently I found Ross's name written on a toy and Alex told me Ross did it (pictured).
Alex knows all of his letters, letter sounds, numbers up to 20. He can recognize many numbers and argues with me that a 2 is a 5 and a 5 is a 2. The fancy 2 with the loop that looks like a backward 6 confuses him. Alex knows his address including city and state. He knows my phone number and our real names. It was beyond cute when he realized our family all had the same last name.
Alex is in a crying/whiny stage and I guess it has to do with attention, but my goodness it's killing us. He's also in a picky eating stage....well, I guess it's not so much a stage since he's been picky since 9 months old when he wouldn't eat anything green. Now his diet is waffles (no butter, no syrup), cereal, peanut butter sandwiches; "meat" sandwiches (turkey or ham) plain...no cheese, no condiments; nuggets; corn dog; hot dog; plain noodles; and boat load of snacks. The kid would eat ice cream and candy all day if we let him. As a matter of fact, we don't buy those things at all. The only real meal I can get him to eat is pork loin mixed with ramen noodles. Yes, I know it's not a meal, but I'd rather him eat. If we tell him he can't eat snacks until he eats what mommy or daddy made, he will starve. Seriously, he will not eat at all. We have gone 3 nights in a row without him eating and I just cannot do that again.
So now his snacks are go-gurt, fruit, sugar free popsicles (bop-pop), popcorn, nutri grain bar or something similar.
Well, if you read this far you must be family, otherwise, you must be really bored. :)